One of the most renowned Sikh Gurudwaras, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Connaught Place, New Delhi, is known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan. Initially built as a palace for Maharaja Jai Singh during the 17thcentury, and was later converted into a gurudwara during the time of the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, who lived there and treated people affected by a smallpox epidemic.
First built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Baghel Singh in 1783, on the bungalow donated by king Raja Jai Singh of Amer, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II, The Gurudwara is situated near a sacred pond, known as the Sarovar.It is believed that the Sarovar has the power to remove one’s sins. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is an important place of worship for the Sikh community and is considered as a symbol of unity, equality, and peace.
Built around a large sacred pool,Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is an impressive complex. The main building of the Gurudwara is a two-story structure with a large dome and several smaller domes surrounding it. The walls of the temple are adorned with intricate carvings and paintings, and the main entrance is decorated with beautiful arches. The interiors of the Gurudwara look magnificent with its high ceilings, elegant chandeliers, and richly decorated walls and columns. The main hall of the Gurudwara is called the Darbar Sahib, and it is used for prayer and religious ceremonies. The walls of the Darbar Sahib are covered with sophisticated paints, and the floor is covered with a beautiful marble mosaic.
Visitors should dress modestly and conservatively and cover their heads while visiting Gurudwara Bangla Sahib andshoesare not allowed inside the Gurudwara .
The official website of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is https://www.sikhnet.com/